June 22, 2015


SOUTHINGTON, CT — The 8th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Southington Country Club, 150 Savage Street, Plantsville was a successful and fun day for everyone. The event was attended by over 100 supporters both golfers and non golfers enjoying the Breakfast and BBQ Buffets.

The day was highlighted by beautiful weather, 8 gross prizes that included foursomes with carts at some of the top courses in CT, raffle prizes including beautiful gift baskets donated (more…)

September 18, 2013

Gomes Drops By Horace Mann Elementary

When Thunder forward Ryan Gomes strode into the room at Horace Mann Elementary, the second grade class was beyond excited to see him. From the moment he sat down in front of the students, Gomes had them on the edge of their seats.

Gomes, an eight-year NBA veteran but summer newcomer to Oklahoma City took part in the Thunder’s Reading Timeout program, where he sat in front of 40 second graders to read the book “J is For Jumpshot: A Basketball Alphabet”, by Michael Ulmer. In between reading sections of the books, Gomes made sure to explain what he just read in terms the kids could understand, then once the book was finished the Thunder forward answered questions from the bubbling classroom of students.


February 13 & 14, 2013

Hoops For Heart Health, in conjunction with Community College Scholars and the Male Encouragement Network (MEN), at Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), Waterbury, CT held a Valentine’s Day AED (Automated External Defibrillator) fundraiser at the college. Proceeds will be used to purchase an additional AED and move NVCC one step closer to achieving the Heart Safe Designation from the State of Connecticut. Ryan Gomes and Hoops for Heart Health donated the first defibrillator to the college last year. Special thanks to T & D Growers, Fascias Chocolates and LeBobadel Gourmet Deli for their generosity in making this event a success.

February 7, 2013

Ryan Gomes and Rachel Moyer, Director of AED Placement, Training and Advocacy Programs, were interviewed by Fox TV for an upcoming broadcast about Hoops For Heart Health, its mission, accomplishments and future goals. Moyer, who lost her own son to Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), is also the founder of the Greg Moyer Fund. Gomes and Moyer have formed a partnership promoting SCA awareness and donate AEDs throughout the country.